Academic Excellence Since 1793

If you are looking for a third level college with courses that are exciting and rewarding, where lecturers know your name and offer you guidance and support; where the student community is welcoming and inclusive, Carlow College is the place for you!

You can do a degree in Humanities, Arts, Social Care or Community Studies at Carlow College. Our students have the potential to secure careers in the fields of education/teaching, politics, conflict resolution, social care, the media, arts, libraries and archives, health care, community work, special education and the judicial services. The Humanities and History and English degrees are recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purposes of teaching English, History and Religion.


Carlow College's ratio of doctoral level lecturers to students is the highest in the south-east of Ireland. We offer both an accessible education and an elite education to whoever wishes to avail of it. Our student retention rates are among the best in the country. 


Whether you are a Leaving Cert student, or whether you are studying for a FETAC Award (Level 5 or 6) or a mature person seeking a second chance, Carlow College will welcome you with open arms, and help launch you on the next stage of your life. Welcome to Ireland's friendliest third-level college!